Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
I mentioned sweet iron initially because my horse is currently using that type of bit to help ease him into contact. I since located that copper bit which is why the confusion. Do most horses like the copper? I just want something uber gentle that will encourage him to step into the bit. I thought he liked the french link, but apparently that was incorrect.
If you don't mind to use some extra money I'd say to look into Mikmar snaffle or KK Ultra. Both are very nice quality, and they use that copper something metal with lorenzo bit many horses (mine included) seems to like (I did try to lick both and yes, there is a taste there! :) ). However if you are short on money from my experience most horses seem to like copper taste (I have a cheap copper bit (similar to one you posted) for my paint I use on trails). Both mine didn't like steel much, and both seemed to prefer oval link over french link.